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Post  jun on Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:25 am

Hi IBC.

It's been awhile. Just sharing my recent exhibit at a local garden show.










tree species are Tamarind, Maba, Ficus, and Podocarpus.


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Post  DaveV. on Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:21 am

Very Nice!! Thank you for sharing Jun!

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Post  Marty Weiser on Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:32 am

Jun - Very nice. Is this a permanent display location that you are exhibiting in - i.e. all of the plant and accessories. Or is most of of you design and construction. I am really curious about the type of locations available for artists like yourself to display. - Marty

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Post  jun on Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:39 pm

Thanks Guys!

Marty,
This is just a temporary display. I built everything from scratch for the 10 day period of the exhibition. Tha includes the tea house/tokonama and landscape. 3 days of works for everything.

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Post  LanceMac10 on Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:24 pm

Nice!!!

I can't wait to put my flip-flops on!!! Cool Laughing
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Post  Richard S on Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:35 pm

Very nice display Jun, especially as it was put together specifically for the show.

Any close up photos of the trees?

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Post  M. Frary on Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:51 am

It's really great to see you and your trees again Jun.

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:47 pm

and the podocarpus being especially appropriate, being aka the Buddhist Pine !

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Post  jun on Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:41 am

Richard S wrote:Very nice display Jun, especially as it was put together specifically for the show.

Any close up photos of the trees?

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Richard

Thanks Richard. i will take individual pictures of the trees later.

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Post  jun on Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:42 am

M. Frary wrote:  It's really great to see you and your trees again Jun.


thanks!

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Post  Andre Beaurain on Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:12 pm

Awesome Jun!

So glad the 'lost son' returned, does that mean a feast?  Missed you terribly....

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Post  jun on Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:31 am



podocarpus
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Post  jun on Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:35 am



ficus nana
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Post  jun on Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:37 am



tamarind
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Post  jun on Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:49 am



tamarind
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Post  Richard S on Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:01 am

Magnificent trees Jun, one and all!

I particularly like the defoliated Tamarind (kind of reminds me of the twisted oak trees you can see in the more mountainous parts of the UK). The ficus is also very dramatic. It's also nice to see a decent podocarpus, I only ever see them as very low quality mallsai over here.

Thanks for the post, very nice.

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Post  LanceMac10 on Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:20 pm

Tamarind in the dedicated display alcove is massive!!
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Post  cosmos on Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:43 pm

Just awesome. I love the Tamarind in the alcove most of all. Thanks for sharing them with us Jun.

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Post  Thomas Urban on Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:56 am

Great trees! Thanks for sharing.
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Post  Van on Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:18 pm

Sharing is caring. Very nice to see you share again Jun, deep down you still care. Two Tamarinds, two different kind of barks, are they different varieties? They must pay you a pretty penny for the trouble of creating the Tokoname display.
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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:58 pm

At last, some tamarinds to look at !!

Great trees all.!
Thanks for stopping by L.L.B.

As I get some time I want to show you the bark of a tall Tamarind tree [ Tambrand down here ] I found in a park/savannah.
It is amazing.
Until.
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Post  jun on Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:37 pm

Van wrote:Sharing is caring.  Very nice to see you share again Jun, deep down you still care.  Two Tamarinds, two different kind of barks, are they different varieties?  They must pay you a pretty penny for the trouble of creating the Tokoname display.

Thanks!

..and I spent a lot of time and my own money to bring to the public the ideal bonsai display. Seeing other people learn and appreciate good bonsai display gives me joy that money can't buy.

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Post  jun on Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:40 pm

Khaimraj Seepersad wrote:At last, some tamarinds to look at !!

Great trees all.!
Thanks for stopping by L.L.B.

As I get some time I want to show you the bark of a tall Tamarind tree [ Tambrand down here ] I found in a park/savannah.
It is amazing.
Until.
Khaimraj

i noticed LLB that tamarinds grown from seeds and trained for bonsai created the flaky bark better than yamadori. And I wonder why.

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:06 am

Hmm L.L.B,

you have me there. On our side, tamarinds don't grow wild, in the forests and are never used for firewood.
You will find many seedlings growing in the drains at the sides of the road, but never in the forest.
After a given size, say 1m height [ 3 feet plus], survival from collection is poor.
As such, my now 35 or so year old from seed is the only one I have that has flaking bark.

The other tamarinds I have are just about 8 to 10 years old or so and never been grown as the first one
was, in a growing trough and with really long extensions as branches go.
I have a few in the troughs now, but just for trunks up to 3 in [ 8 cm ] and one did that in a year.
The others may hit that diameter next year or so.

I spent more time taking seeds, germinating, and using a J.B.pine technique, to lower the trunk/root situation
to less than 2.5 cm above the soil. Hoping to produce really miniature tamarinds.

I also got an airlayer with about a 10 cm [ 4 inch ] thick trunk.

I am presently spending more time on J.b.pines, I have learnt how to grow hardwood cuttings [ courtesy Ausbonsai ]
and no longer need seeds. Mind you it is something like 1 out of 5 rooting.
BUT in 10 years, I will be on overload.

Good to see you around.
I am just getting ready to build another small house and maybe purchase 8 acres up on our Northern
coast, so I am not here too often.
The house was designed by my nephew Nic, and is to be ferrocement.

Wishing you well.
Until.
Khaimraj

* Oh I have continued to make the tamarind soil as a blend of aged compost and/or tamarind compost
plus 5 mm gravel [ silica based ] and 5 mm crushed porous red earthernware building block.
Something like 3 inorganic to 1 organic by volume.
Seems to grow them better.

I did a deep check on my eldest tamarind last year. No regrowth of any large roots, just fine feeders.
So the soil mix is working.




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